Sheep news around the UK

27 February 2020



Consider all options before castrating young rams, say vets

26 February 2020

Veterinary bodies seek to improve sheep welfare

Big drop in UK sheep meat exports to France fuels decline

21 February 2020

Sheep meat exports fell by 17% in December

Farmer jumps into freezing floodwater to save sheep

19 February 2020

Photos released showing the dramatic moment

Coccidiosis disease warning following wet weather

19 February 2020

Storms Ciara and Dennis present cocci challenge

Animal rescue teams deployed to help stranded livestock

18 February 2020

Rescue teams called to help following storms

Livestock worrying cost farmers £1.2m last year

17 February 2020

England sees highest increase in attacks

Two men plead guilty to illegal sheep butchery

17 February 2020

Hundreds of sheep were slaughtered

Livestock worrying survey to gather data on dog attacks

17 February 2020

It will inform a new sheep worrying campaign

UK young shepherds head to European finals

13 February 2020

Seven young shepherds to compete in Paris

Livestock 'are at the heart' of boosting farmland birds

12 February 2020

'Cows and sheep integral to boosting wildlife'

Joint venture opportunity to manage 1200 sheep

11 February 2020

The estate is located in Northumberland

Smaller hogg carryover and trade rebalancing boosts sheep prices

10 February 2020

Farmgate hogg prices are 21% higher than last year

Dog attack kills eleven sheep in Staffordshire

10 February 2020

DNA samples sent to specialist team

Sheep left blind in one eye after dog attack

7 February 2020

Sussex farmer pleas with public on dog control

Welsh farmers urged to join sheep genetic-improvement scheme

6 February 2020

Deadline for interest close on 31 March

Sick sheep avoid high-quality vegetation due to ticks, study says

6 February 2020

GPS trackers monitored foraging patterns of sheep

Sheep farming stalwart awarded for contribution to sector

6 February 2020

Cumbrian farmer John Geldard receives recognition

Lamb losses 'preventable with correct ewe management'

29 January 2020

Lamb losses post-lambing can be as high as 15%

Man arrested in connection with 'occult' sheep deaths

27 January 2020

Sheep found with satanic symbols painted on them

'Efficiency, weather and politics' causes bumper year for UK red meat

26 January 2020

Number of factors behind 2019 bumper year

Film explores sea eagle implications on farmers

24 January 2020

New short film to be released soon

Climate crisis: Farmers warn of danger of blaming UK livestock

24 January 2020

'Agriculture alone can't fix the problem'

Three sheep killed following spate of 'occult' attacks

23 January 2020

New Forest witnesses more strange sheep deaths

Vets advise farmers on preventing abortion and barren ewes

23 January 2020

Sheep farmers advised to test ewes

Stockperson wanted for new share farming arrangement

23 January 2020

Nene Park Trust seeking new stockperson

Industry-wide UK ruminant group to tackle endemic diseases

22 January 2020

New UK-wide cattle and sheep group

2,000 UK consumers to help boost Welsh lamb

22 January 2020

Tasting programme to help secure PGI Welsh Lamb

Sheep rescued on 100ft cliff after suspected worrying incident

22 January 2020

Rescuers saved the sheep from 'certain death'

Farmers urged to feed lambs more colostrum

21 January 2020

Majority of farmers may not be feeding enough

New study to aid livestock farming in challenging landscapes

21 January 2020

Study will aid farmers in challenging landscapes